Sinker Cypress is first generation, river retrieved lumber that is also known as deadhead cypress, river reclaimed cypress, river recovered cypress, old growth cypress, and virgin cypress. This quality old growth lumber was cut from 1890 to 1930, and then rafted down the rivers of northwest Florida to different sawmills in the region. A certain percentage of the lumber was lost or sunk on its journey, and these recovered sinker logs are now sawn into Sinker Cypress lumber for both historic restoration and new construction.
Using rediscovered wood helps preserve our forests by utilizing timber harvested hundreds of years ago while also providing a higher quality lumber. This old virgin cypress timber has very tight growth rings, making it denser while increasing stability and durability. Sinker Cypress is used primarily for interior and exterior paneling, tongue & groove, trim, ceilings, moldings, table tops, and beams.